Posted On: Nov 17, 2022

Amazon S3 Storage Lens, a cloud storage analytics feature for organization-wide visibility into object storage usage and activity, adds 34 additional metrics that can be used to identify deeper cost optimization opportunities, identify data protection best practices, and improve performance of application workflows.

Now you can achieve greater cost optimization for buckets which are not following your storage-wide Lifecycle policies. For example, with S3 Lifecycle rule counts, you can identify buckets which do not have S3 Lifecycle rules for deleting incomplete multipart uploads older than 7 days. Similarly, you can now easily identify and track resolution of buckets that do not follow data protection best practices, including use of encryption and data replication. With detailed status codes, it is now easier than ever to spot buckets with surprising access patterns or where errors are consistently occurring. For example, with 403 authorization error counts, you can identify workloads which are accessing buckets which do not have the right bucket permissions applied.

Amazon S3 Storage Lens is available in all Amazon Web Services Regions, as well as the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. S3 Storage Lens is pre-configured to receive 28 free metrics by default for all customers and 14 days of historical data. For more detailed visibility, you can upgrade to use S3 Storage Lens advanced metrics capabilities.

For a detailed view of S3 Storage Lens metrics, including 13 new free metrics and 21 new advanced metrics (available with upgrade), refer to the documentation. For S3 Storage Lens Advanced pricing details, visit the Amazon S3 pricing page.